The Lemosho route is one of the newer and more scenic routes to trek Mount Kilimanjaro, and it offers a unique perspective of the mountain compared to some of the other more popular routes. Here are some of the unique features of the Lemosho route:

  1. Scenic beauty: The Lemosho route is known for its scenic beauty, with breathtaking views of the mountain, lush rainforests, and diverse wildlife. It starts on the western side of the mountain and passes through the scenic Shira Plateau before joining with the Machame route.
  2. Longer acclimatization period: The Lemosho route is a longer trek, taking approximately 8-9 days to complete, and this provides more time for acclimatization. This longer duration and gradual ascent can help trekkers avoid altitude sickness.
  3. Lower traffic: The Lemosho route is less crowded compared to the other popular routes, and this provides a quieter, more peaceful trekking experience.
  4. Challenging: The Lemosho route is considered to be a more challenging route than some of the other routes, and it requires a good level of physical fitness and endurance.
  5. Remote start: The Lemosho route starts from a remote area, and it provides a sense of adventure and remoteness for trekkers who prefer a more off-the-beaten-path experience.

Overall, the Lemosho route provides a unique and rewarding trekking experience that combines breathtaking scenery, challenging terrain, and a quieter, more peaceful atmosphere.


Day 1:

Arrival in Tanzania and transfer to hotel Arrive in Tanzania via Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO) adventure staff will pick you up and transfer to Moshi town where you will spend the first night at lodge we will pick them and transfer by Shuttle bus to Moshi.

Day 2 :

Drive to Londorossi Park Gate (2,385m or 7825 ft)and climbing to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,700 meters or 8858 ft)feet) Hiking hours 5-6 hours. Distance 8 Km or 5 miles. Zone: rainforest

Day 3:

Climbing from Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira Camp 1 Climbing from Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira Camp 1(3,500 m or 11483 feet) Hiking hours 3-4 hours. Distance 6 Km or 6 miles.

Day 4 :

Climbing from Shira Camp 1 to Shira Camp 2 (3,840 M) Climbing from Shira Camp 1 to Shira Camp 2 (3,840 meters or 12,600 feet) Hiking hours 5-6 hours. Distance 8 Km or 5 miles Zone: Rainforest to Low Alpine Zone

Day 5:

Climbing from Shira Camp 2 to Moir Camp (4,200 M) Climbing from Shira Camp 2 to Moir Camp (4,200 meters) for lunch Hiking hours 4 hours. Distance 14 Km or 8 miles Zone: Low alpine zone to High alpine zone then continue to Buffalo Camp (4,020 meters) Hiking hours 5 hours. Distance 12 Km or 7 miles Zone: High alpine zone

Day 6:

Buffalo Camp (4,020 M) to Rongai Third Cave (3,800 M)Buffalo Camp (4,020 meters) to Rongai Third Cave (3,800 meters) Hiking hours 6 hours. Distance 8 Km or 5 miles Zone: High alpine zone and low alpine zone

Day 7:

Climbing 3rd Cave (3,800 M) to School Hut (4,800 M)Climbing 3rd Cave (3,800 meters) to School Hut (4,800 meters) Hiking hours 5 hours. Distance 15 Km or 8 miles Zone: High alpine zone and low alpine zone

Day 8:

Climbing School Hut (4,800 M) crater camp Climbing School Hut (4,800 meters) crater camp 18, 600 feet and evening explorer the glaciers and overnight at crater camp. Hiking hours 6 hours. Ascent Distance 6 Km or 3.5 miles Zone: High alpine zone and actic zone

Day 9:

Climbing Uhuru Peak and then back to School hut and descent to Millenium camp Climbing Uhuru Peak in the early morning about one hour climb to the summit and then back to School hut for resting and descent to Millenium camp. Hiking hours 8 hours. Descent Distance 10.5 Km or 6 miles Zone: High alpine zone and low alpine zone

Day 10:

Millennium Camp 3,950 M to Mweka Gate 1,640 M Millennium Camp (3,950 meters) to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters) transfer to at lodge for certificate and summit party ceremony Hiking hours 5 hours. Distance 10 Km or 6.5 miles Zone: Rainforest zone


  • 2 Airport Transfers, from JRO Kilimanjaro Airport to Moshi when you arrive, then transfer back to the Airport for your flight home.
  • 2 nights Hotel Lodging on Bed and Breakfast basis, Double or Triple Occupancy (3 star hotel you will need to pay extra if you want to have a 4 or 5 star hotel)
  • 3 Delicious meals a days plud snacks if applicable, boiled and filtered drinking water while on the mountain.
  • Warm water for washing to be provided every morning and evening.
  • Oxygen Cylinder – only for emergency
  • English Speaking Guides (Wilderness First Responder certified), cook and porters
  • Staff salaries and fees.
  • All huts and camping fee
  • Crater fees
  • Transport to/from national park gates.
  • Emergency telephone between the guides and our office in Moshi town.
  • 3 litres of bottled drinking water to be provided on the first day your hike, on the mountain porters will fetch water from the streams to be boiled and filtered for you
  • Camping equipments
  • Portable oxygen for emergencies (returnable on completion of climb)
  • Certificate of successful completion
  • Tanzania government taxes.
  • Private toilet PRICE  EXCLUDES:
  • Prices do not include sleeping bags
  • Gratuities (tips for guides and porters)
  • Soda/alcohol unless otherwise noted (plenty of water will be provided for hydration)
  • Health insurance
  • International airfare
  • Laundry • All Meals and drinks in Moshi town
  • Round-trip airfare to and from Kilimanjaro (JRO airport)
  • Travel and visa documents
  • Optional travel insurance
  • Additional equipment rental (walking sticks, sleeping pads, etc.)
  • Personal items Costs of additional services:
  • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro Airport, per person, per way $100
  • Single supplement, for single tent/room, per trip $259
  • Extra porter, for excess gear, per day $30
  • Extra hotel night in Moshi, check in 2PM, check out 10AM, per double room $120
  • Sleeping bag rental, Mountain Hardwear Lamina, synthetic -30F, per trip $50
  • Trekking poles rental, telescopic, per trip $2